Thursday, February 25, 2010

Reminder: Sovereignty And Indigenous Rights Panel Set For Feb 27 At Mashantucket Pequot Museum

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The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center will hold a forum on February 27 on issues concerning sovereignty, indigenous rights, and tribal citizenship of Southern New England Indians.

The discussion will be moderated by J. Kehaulani Kauanui and the panelists will include John Echohawk, Executive Director and co-founder of Native American Rights Foundation, James Jackson, Mashantucket Pequot tribal councilor, Jackson King, general council for Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Betsy Conway, legal council for Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, J. Cedric Woods, director (interim) of the Institute for New England Native American Studies, UMass Boston.

The forum lasts from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., after a book discussion from 11 a.m. until noon on “Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism And The Politics Of Sovereignty And Indigeneity” by J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Associate Professor of Anthropology and American Studies at Wesleyan University.